Posted at 8:49 am , on January 6, 2015
Another year passed by, another birthday cheesecake for Josh! For Josh it must be cheesecake and it must involve peanut butter cups. I try different variations every year so it’s not the same ole cake. Last year I made a layer of peanut butter cheesecake topped by a layer of chocolate cheesecake, swirled the two together and sprinkled peanut butter cups over top. He liked it, however he prefers a plain cheesecake with peanut butter cups, chocolate, and peanut butter as layers so he can savor each individual flavor. So I went back to the drawing board and came up with this. It’s a smaller version, a 6 inch cheesecake with little mini peanut butter cups that are so cute! I made a center layer of mini peanut butter cups with a drizzle of melted chocolate and a few peanut butter cups on top just for decor. I don’t know what’s in store for next year’s birthday treat but I’m sure it will include chocolate and peanut butter and cheesecake!
Posted at 9:22 am , on December 30, 2011
This is Josh’s birthday cheesecake. He discovered Reese’s Cheesecake several years ago in a cave (I’ll explain later) and had to have it for his birthday ever since. When Josh was a teenager, we started spending our spring break in NM. For 3 or 4 years straight we would take a couple of those days to go to Carlsbad Caverns. It takes the normal visitor a couple hours to go through the self guided tour but Josh would take hours looking at every formation and taking pictures. At the end of the tour sits the famous lunchroom 750 feet underground which serves sandwiches, snacks and souvenirs. When we went through the line Josh saw these packaged single slices of Reese’s Cheesecake that he wanted to try. Since we were on vacation I said Okay. He thought that was the best thing he ever ate and asked me to find a way to make that cheesecake. So this is my attempt at the Reese’s Cheesecake. Continue reading